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  • Preckwinkle 'making a serious mistake' in not backing Tyson

     
    Rich Miller: (Cook County Board President Toni) Preckwinkle is making a serious mistake here. (Former Todd Stroger chief of staff Lance) Tyson tried to do right in that office. He took the job thinking he could help. Some folks, myself......
  • Toni Preckwinkle has not had it up to the Brim with incompetent judges

     
    UPDATE: Here's the mp3 audio clip: Preckwinkle: Vote "Yes" on ALL judges Scott Kastrup, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle's political director, confirms that those robo-calls from Preckwinkle urging a "yes" vote on all judges up for retention...
  • By the numbers, how Rahm could lose in 2015

     
    Friday's print column A new Tribune/WGN-TV poll shows that, halfway through his first term, Mayor Rahm Emanuel's overall disapproval rating is up 11 percentage points over a year ago. Four in 10 Chicago voters — and nearly half of the......
  • Hadiya Pendleton: An exceptional victim of an everyday crime

     
    (Wednesday's print column) Now that two suspects have been charged in the slaying of Hadiya Pendleton, our focus turns from the extraordinary qualities of her life to the ordinary qualities of her death. Hadiya, 15, was mourned at her funeral......
  • A souvenir from the good old days when voters had it in them to dump judges

     
    A reader sent this button along from the successful 1986 effort to dump Cook County Judge Lawrence Passarella (story here) Don't miss today's fabulous editorial on this topic: This year, the Tribune urged a "no" vote on (Judge Cynthia) Brim......
  • Common sense locked out in Cook County Jail dispute

     
    Judges, not law enforcement officials, need to take responsibility for which prisoners get released on home monitoring Friday's print column Something extremely odd happened in the Cook County criminal court system in November: Suddenly, and without...
  • Somebody Nobody Asked™ has advice for Rahm Emanuel

     
    By America's pre-eminent unsolicited advice columnist, for the Sunday paper Dear Mayor Rahm Emanuel: Do not appoint Democratic State Rep. Deb Mell of Chicago to the City Council vacancy created by the retirement of her father, Ald. Dick Mell (33rd).......
  • The one in which I talk about the scramble to replace Jesse Jackson Jr.

     
    Transcript: Flash back to the mid 1990s and ask —who are the most prominent African American politicians in Illinois? Jesse White, Roland Burris, Danny Davis, Tim Evans, Bobby Rush, Carol Mosley Braun, Emil Jones, John Stroger and the up and......
  • Who's who on Metra's board

    One is a labor lawyer. Another heads a company that sells firefighting equipment. One runs a construction company. Of the 11, only five have held elective office. And just one has any railroad experience. They are the board of directors of Metra,...
  • CEO severance controversy puts Metra board in harsh spotlight

    CEO severance controversy puts Metra board in harsh spotlight
    The controversy over Metra's approval of a $740,000 severance package for its ousted CEO has cast a harsh spotlight on the commuter rail agency's little-known board of directors. It's also revived a decades-old question of why Chicago's transportation...
  • RTA calls meeting on Metra boss' exit deal

    RTA calls meeting on Metra boss' exit deal
    The Regional Transportation Authority will have the first shot next week at breaking the secrecy concerning Metra's decision to grant its departed CEO a controversial $740,000 severance deal. As oversight agency for the three area transit agencies,...
  • Cook County Board of Review employees investigated

    Cook County Board of Review employees investigated
    You might call them the second chance agency. If you`ve tried to reduce your taxes and lost you can try again by appealing to the Cook County Board of Review.   Two men who work there are under a federal investigation charged with accepting bribes. But...